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Heaven in a Bowl Recipe


Welcome to our indulgent desserts section! Today, we’re sharing a decadent recipe for Heaven in a Bowl. This dessert layers rich fudge brownies, creamy peanut butter pudding, and mini Reese’s cups, all topped with fluffy whipped cream. It’s the perfect treat for any special occasion or just to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let’s get started!



  • 1 package of fudge brownie mix
  • 2 packages of miniature Reese’s cups
  • 4 cups of cold milk (preferably 2%)
  • 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 oz) containers of thawed Cool Whip


Step 1: Prepare the Brownies

  1. Bake Brownies: Prepare the fudge brownie mix according to the package instructions. Once baked, let the brownies cool completely.
  2. Cut Brownies: Cut the cooled brownies into small squares and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Pudding

  1. Mix Pudding: In a large mixing bowl, combine the instant vanilla pudding mix with the cold milk. Whisk until the pudding starts to thicken.
  2. Add Peanut Butter and Vanilla: Add the creamy peanut butter and vanilla extract to the pudding mixture. Whisk until smooth and well combined.

Step 3: Assemble the Dessert

  1. Layer Brownies: In a large trifle bowl or a deep serving dish, place a layer of brownie squares on the bottom.
  2. Add Reese’s Cups: Cut the miniature Reese’s cups in half and sprinkle a layer over the brownies.
  3. Add Pudding: Spread a layer of the peanut butter pudding mixture over the Reese’s cups.
  4. Add Cool Whip: Spread a layer of Cool Whip over the pudding mixture.

Step 4: Repeat Layers

  1. Repeat Layers: Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of Cool Whip on top.

Step 5: Garnish and Chill

  1. Garnish: For an extra touch, sprinkle some chopped Reese’s cups or drizzle with chocolate syrup on top of the final Cool Whip layer.
  2. Chill: Refrigerate the dessert for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Step 6: Serve

  1. Serve Chilled: Scoop servings into individual bowls and enjoy this heavenly dessert!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Brownies: Make sure the brownies are completely cooled before cutting and layering to avoid them becoming too mushy.
  • Pudding: Ensure the pudding mixture is well blended and smooth for the best texture.
  • Layering: For a more visually appealing dessert, use a clear trifle bowl to show off the layers.


Nutty Heaven in a Bowl

Add a layer of chopped nuts, such as peanuts or pecans, between the brownie and pudding layers for extra crunch.


Chocolate Lovers Heaven in a Bowl

Add a layer of chocolate chips or drizzle melted chocolate between the layers for an even richer chocolate flavor.


Caramel Heaven in a Bowl

Drizzle caramel sauce over the brownie layer and add a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty twist.


Fruit Heaven in a Bowl

Add a layer of sliced bananas or strawberries between the pudding and Cool Whip layers for a fruity variation.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this dessert up to 24 hours in advance. Store it covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The brownies may become softer over time, but the dessert will still be delicious.

Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip?

Yes, you can use homemade whipped cream. Whip 2 cups of heavy cream with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar until stiff peaks form, and use it in place of Cool Whip.

Can I use a different type of candy?

Yes, you can substitute the miniature Reese’s cups with other candies such as chopped Snickers, Kit Kat bars, or M&M’s for a different flavor.

How can I make this dessert lighter?

For a lighter version, use sugar-free pudding mix, reduced-fat peanut butter, and light Cool Whip. You can also use a lower-calorie brownie mix


Heaven in a Bowl is a decadent and delicious dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. With layers of rich brownies, creamy peanut butter pudding, and mini Reese’s cups, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone. Enjoy making and sharing this indulgent treat with your family and friends!